By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : June 21, 2017, 09:20

ICC Champions trophy : Anil Kumble blames Virat Kohli for his decision to step down

Team India coach Anil Kumble blames captain Virat Kohli for his resignation as he said partnership became untenable. After stepping down, Anil Kumble has issued a very strong statement on his Twitter handle. Cricket fans wanted to know if things were not fine between the two; so, clarifying everything, Kumble has blamed Kohli for his decision to step down. Yes, he clearly said that Kohli had a problem with his coaching style, which is why he decided to give up on his position and move on. Even BCCI tried intervening and sorting out issues, but according to Kumble, moving on was the best option. In his tweet, Kumble also thanked the team, the captain and the support stop for India’s success. I am honoured by the confidence reposed in me by the CAC, in asking me to continue as Head Coach. The credit for the achievements of the last one year goes to the Captain, the entire team, coaching and support staff. Post this intimation, I was informed for the first time yesterday by the BCCI that the Captain had reservations with my ‘style’ and about my continuing as the Head Coach. I was surprised since I had always respected the the role boundaries between Captain and Coach. Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between the Captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on.Professionalism, discipline, commitment, honesty, complementary skills and diverse views are the key traits I bring to the table. These need to be valued for the partnership to be effective. I see the Coach’s role akin to ‘holding a mirror’ to drive self-improvement in the team’s interest. In light of these ‘reservations’, I believe it is best I hand over this responsibility to whomever the CAC and BCCI deem fit. Let me reiterate that it has been an absolute privilege to have served as Head Coach for the last one year. I thank the CAC, BCCI, CoA and all concerned. I also wish to thank the innumerable followers of Ind

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